IMAX Corp. and the people who brought you My Big Fat Greek Wedding want moviegoers to visually experience what its like to walk on the moon. Playtone principals Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman have teamed up with the leader in large format theatrical presentation to develop a unique new 3D film. Magnificent Desolation will blend CG elements into innovative re-creations in order to detail what the 12 NASA astronauts of the lunar landing missions saw, heard, felt, thought and did while on the surface of the moon.
To be shot in the giant 15/70 film format using 3D IMAX cameras, Magnificent Desolation will be released exclusively in IMAX theatres. Filmmakers Mark Herzog and Mark Cowen (recently nominated for an Emmy Award for We Stand Alone Together: The Men Of Easy Company), will use never before seen photographs by Michael Light, as well as transcripts and commentary, played-out in voice-over by actors, recounting the activities on the lunar surface as documented by noted space scholar Eric Jones.